Date: 2nd February 2019 at 5:08pm
Written by:
Reading
0 – 0
Aston Villa

Madejski Stadium

Championship

2/02/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 17458

Referee: Eltringham

Reading Aston Villa
Martinez Kalinic
Yiadom
 
Hutton
Miazga Elphick
Moore Mings
Blackett Taylor
Rinomhota Whelan
 
74
Swift
 
Adomah 74
Harriot 67 Hourihane
 
Baker 70 McGinn 89
Ejaria El Ghazi
 
Oliveira
 
73 Abraham

Substitutes

Gunter Carroll
 
74
McCleary Steer
Aluko 70 Jedinak 89
Barrow Davis
Meite 73 Kodjia 74
Richards 67 Elmohamady
Walker Hause

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 13
2 On Target 3
5 Corners 6
16 Fouls 17
3 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
57 % 43

After an incredibly busy January transfer deadline day for Aston Villa where we saw a couple of arrivals and plenty of exits, attentions turned today to our Championship clash with Reading.

Head coach Dean Smith took the lads to the Madejski Stadium for the game and although the hosts had the greater possession on the day, we did far more with the ball racking up 13 efforts on goal. The sad thing was only three were on target and Tammy Abraham probably wasted the best chance to open the scoring on the day during the second period, but it just wasn’t to be.

Tommy Elphick also struck the woodwork but for some slight balance, Reading will feel aggrieved that they weren’t awarded a penalty when Alan Hutton made contact in the box.

You know it’s pretty much been a poor one when there are more yellow cards than chances on target in the 90 minutes!

Another point and another draw but one game closer to getting Jack Grealish back as we all know how much we’ve missed him.

 

3 Replies to “Villa Take Another Draw As Points Are Dropped – Match Stats”

  • Thought the defence looked solid but our midfield and wide players were woeful , not playing direct enough, the beating of a player then try and beat him again, the play back to our own half for it to go across the defence to the other wing …. haven’t we seen this before.
    I know Jack is out but where has our more direct fast flowing football gone ??
    Come on Dean sort this lot out.

  • Looking at the table after this weekends fixtures it blindingly obvious where our troubles lie. Ourselves and Small Heath have the highest number of draws at 13 and if just six of these had been wins against lower teams we would be in third place. Reading was a good example of a team third from bottom that we can’t beat. I am sorry to say that promotion this season has gone and even if we did get up we would struggle in the top flight with some of our current team. I believe the owners will be patient with Smith but things must be turned round and soon otherwise the moaners will be at it again. The time for action is now. I know we are only 4 points off the play offs but we are not consistent enough and need to go on a run of wins and soon.

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